How to network to find your perfect job

In this short video for CIMA, Heather advises students and graduates how to network to find their perfect job

Heather being interviewed at the TCS Global Conference

Listen to Heather talking about how Accountants and Lawyers can win business using social media

My Business Blogs

  • Partnership Potential
  • Joined Up Business Networking
  • How To Make Partner
3 common (but nonsensical) mistakes firms make when appointing a new lead partner
13 February 2014

It never surprises me how many firms choose their managing partner based on the size of their client […]

6 things lawyers need to do differently with their business planning process this year to survive
6 February 2014

I was recently asked to cast my eye over a business plan template which a regional firm was planning […]

3 ways every professional service firm can learn from my tailor how to win more of the right type of client
30 January 2014

Last week I visited for the first time a tailor. Not just any tailor, but one based in Savile Row. ( […]

5 ways in which most professional service firms can learn from Ocado
16 January 2014

The door bell went…. At the door was the Ocado delivery man. He was three minutes early.  He then pr […]

How my suspected heart attack can help your firm get better at business development
9 January 2014

The Doctor turned to me and said: In the next 15 minutes it is going to get very unpleasant for you. […]

Networking for job seekers: Step 4 – create a positive first impression online
8 July 2014

Job Hunting Tips This is the fourth part of a ten-part blog series, primarily focused on the needs o […]

6 essential rules to follow if you want to consistently win work from your blog
1 July 2014

I was prepping for a kick-off conversation with a client to start ghost blogging for him and his bus […]

Step 3: Networking tips for job seekers – build your own personal marketing tool-kit
24 June 2014

Continuing our 10 blog post series of networking tips for job seekers, we come to step 3: Build your […]

A great tip to improve your LinkedIn Profile (and all the rest too)
17 June 2014

More and more professionals are using LinkedIn and often ask “how can I improve my LinkedIn profile” […]

6 super tips for freelancers to find work via their network
10 June 2014

If you are wondering how to win work via your network as a freelancer, then read on for 6 networking […]

5 often forgotten ways to get back up to speed after a holiday
26 August 2014

As the first of September rapidly approaches, many of us are returning from our annual summer break. […]

4 simple ways junior auditors can outshine their peers to get the promotion
18 August 2014

If you could go back to the early stages of your career, what advice would you give to yourself to h […]

7 tips used by highly successful professionals to make their relationship with their mentor count
11 August 2014

If you were offered the opportunity to have a highly influential partner as your mentor, how would y […]

Making partner or not, the pros and cons
4 August 2014

I was interviewed a few months ago by a journalist to help her with her article for Economia magazin […]

5 smart strategies to use internal PR to accelerate your career
28 July 2014

I recently had a week or so when many of my clients were ruing their decision, whether conscious or […]

What do people say about Heather as a speaker?

“Heather recently ran a workshop on networking at our annual L&D event, TrainingZone Live. It was universally well-received. I’d recommend her as a speaker, a writer or a workshop leader.”
Jon Kennard, Editor of Training Zone Live

"I found the talk quite inspirational"
Associate, Reed Smith


"I thought Heather showed great understanding of how the legal sector works and offered practical solutions/suggestions."
Associate, Clifford Chance

"The delegates scored Heather very highly for her session which is a testament to her skills as a presenter and her knowledge within this field.”
Andreas Tsarbos, ICAEW Event Co-ordinator


"I've used Heather several times to present webinars to our clients and the feedback she receives is consistently outstanding. She has the enviable ability gets all the delegates engaged and participating during the webinar whilst delivering fantastic content. I would have no hesitation in asking Heather to present for us again."
Steven Baldwin, AVN

"Her content is always interesting, refreshing and lively and she is one of the best people we have ever used to deliver webinars for our communities."
Sarah Cross, AVN


"I wanted to say a huge thank you for your presentation at our conference. It was very well received indeed and there is much positive talk about it."
James Frost, Founder of TGS Global

"Very thought provoking and useful"
Senior Manager, ACCA

The Excedia Group

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